Senior Associate, Hydrogeologist
Stantec Inc.
 Denver, CO

At Stantec, we approach every mining project we undertake—whether at the local, regional, or international level— thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities' unique needs throughout the mining lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with technical excellence, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We're a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that's critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Associate Level Hydrogeologist for our Denver, CO (Broadway) office. The primary focus of this position is to take a technical lead role in support of our regional and international natural resource and industrial clients. The individual will engage complex projects related to saturated and unsaturated flow through geologic formations and managed material media.

The successful candidate will evaluate geochemical characteristics of subsurface flow and assist in the management or mitigation of impacted groundwaters. The individual will provide guidance, support and mentorship to the existing geoscience team throughout our international mining business line support of projects. This position interacts throughout the global organization internally and externally with client and members of business and professional organizations. Travel may be required and some projects require visiting remote sites.

Your Key Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities under the direction of a Geoscience Discipline Team Lead include:

  • Follow safe work practices and adhere to company and client guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner.
  • Developing mine water management approaches including water budgets, mine dewatering, waste material impoundments and groundwater containment/mitigation
  • Executing hydrogeological and geochemical characterizations including large well design, groundwater aquifer characterization, water quality analysis, aquifer test design and analyses, data analyses and strong technical report writing skills.
  • Numerical modeling of water flow and containment transport in saturated and unsaturated stratum.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Experience and capability in the following areas is strongly desired:
  • Mine water management, mine closure, and feasibility studies for the mining industry.
  • State and Federal regulations pertaining to water management.
  • Planning, designing and managing numerical groundwater flow and contaminant transport models.
  • Planning and executing complex field investigations for groundwater and geochemical characterizations.
  • Project management including developing detailed budgets, determining project scope, establishing schedules, processing appropriate paperwork, and interacting with clients.
  • Marketing and preparing proposals and assist in preparing and providing presentations.
  • Understanding the CERCLA and RCRA process and for environmental related projects.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a M.S. in Hydrogeology is required, PhD preferred.
  • Minimum of 20 years of experience.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Professional registration (PG or PE) or the ability to obtain a registration..
  • Ability to develop a strong network in the local and international marketplace.
  • Exceptional organizational, technical, leadership, written and oral communication and attention to detail skills.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Hydrogeologist

Primary Location: United States-Colorado-Denver

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 2000013P